OUR MISSION IS TO ELIMINATE THE STRESS OF BUYING A RELIABLE USED VEHICLE THAT WILL SERVE YOU FOR YEARS AND TAKE YOU WHEREVER YOU WANT TO GO.
Purchasing a vehicle can be a stressful, time consuming, and confusing process. We strive to provide a unique car buying experience all while maintaining a relaxed environment... No salesman suits, no pressure, no games.
How we accomplish it
It's Simple! We don't sell junk. We have a quite thorough inspection and make-ready process utilizing two different stages of inspection from two different third party companies along with our own in house inspection. We know vehicles... We don't know sales tactics. We're car people and believe a great car will sell itself, so we don't need games or tricks to make you buy them. If you don’t like the car then don’t buy it! Ask a detailed mechanical or technical question about a vehicle we're selling, and more than likely we'll know the answer. We tell the truth. It's a "buyer beware" market and used vehicles are sold as-is where-is with all faults, so we make the buyer fully aware of everything that we are aware of. Surprises are lame when it comes to buying a car, so we try our best to make sure there are none. What's most important to us is knowing our customers have great vehicles that they'll enjoy for a long time.
Adventure Motors was founded in 2015 and is a family owned and operated business based out of Kansas City, Missouri.
It's beyond apparent that the used car industry is in need of a overhaul. For a lot of people buying a car is one of the biggest purchases they make. Not only that, a vehicle is what you put your family in, you rely on it to get you to work, trust it to take you on cross country road trips, and get you nearly everywhere you need to go. At Adventure Motors our goal is to provide you with a vehicle that will reliably and enjoyably do all of that and much more. Our track record is proven and our customers are happy. If we don't believe you can get in it and safely go on a road trip you won't see us selling it. Our goal is to break the mold of the used car industry and give you the best buying experience possible. We've been doing it for years, and as we grow, we hope to continue doing it for years to come!
We've also seen there is a major disconnect between the used car industry and outfitting marketplace. Couple that with the numerous companies popping up to try and "catch the wave" of the industry by slinging parts or wrenching on vehicles out of their backyard or garage with no experience or willingness to front the cost of doing business the right way.
The need to go to numerous places to source, buy, and turn key outfit your vehicle is gone. Adventure Motors is your one stop shop for your used vehicle and outfitting needs.
You'll quickly find that the vast majority of our photo's are of OUR actual customer's vehicles... Not stock photo's or re-posts from someone else. Our claim of being one of the best in the midwest is backed by real experience, great reviews, and a massive portfolio of builds (built vehicles in MO, KS, IA, OK, NE, IL, WIS, CO, UT, NM, AZ, CA, WA, OR, WY, MT, FL, TX, SC, NC, TN, NY, NJ, GA, HI, OH, PA, SD, WY, and AL) and vehicle sales (over 250 a year and we have a vehicle in every US state INCLUDING Alaska and Hawaii as well as in Germany, Botswana, Sweden, Mexico, Ukraine, Columbia, Venezuela, and Africa)
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a dealership? Surprisingly we get asked this question every month. We are a licensed, insured, and bonded Missouri dealership. We sell over 350 used Toyota and Lexus’ every year, and on top of that we have a vehicle in EVERY state of the U.S. and in six different countries as of 2019…. including Alaska and Hawaii!
What are your hours? We are OPEN Tuesday - Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. We are CLOSED Sunday and Monday.
Where do you get your late model inventory? Due to the unique and rare model/color option used Toyota's we sell every month we have to scour the country to find them. We bring vehicles in from darn-near every state in the country. On our inventory page there will always be a Carfax available for the vehicles for sale so you can see where it came from and it's story.
Do you inspect your vehicles? Before a vehicle gets a “green light” to go for sale on our floor it will go through a minimum of two in-depth inspections and servicing. Afterwards it goes to our detail and make ready shop where our in house technicians put their own eyes on the vehicle and do a final inspection on it. We want to proudly put our name behind every vehicle we sell so we do our best to know as much about the vehicle as possible.
I’m out of state can I have my own third party inspection done on a vehicle? Absolutely! We strongly encourage out of state buyers to request detailed images of damages / defects / missing items / etc. etc.. We will happily provide as many pictures of the exterior / interior / undercarriage / every mechanical component and drivetrain. If you want a picture of something specific we will be happy to provide it! We can also provide cold start video, warm start video, idling video, 0-60 video, and highway speed video. For our out of state buyers that want a third party mechanical inspection done we will charge an additional $150 to have that done by an ASE master certified mechanic at an automotive repair facility located here in town. We strongly encourage out of state buyers to receive extra pictures / details prior to placing any deposits or purchasing a vehicle… It’s better to be pleasantly surprised than to be surprised by items you were unaware of.
What servicing or repairs do you have done before you sell a vehicle? This can vary from vehicle to vehicle, however, we like to have all of our late model vehicles at a solid "base-line" prior to them being posted for sale. This means all scheduled services being up to date (fluids, grease points, belts, plugs, etc.). On top of that, mechanical items should be good to go including brakes being above 40%, no steering or drivetrain components needing replacement (tie rods, sway bar end links, CV axles, u-joints, etc.), no exhaust leaks, etc. We also have every vehicle detailed, and if necessary items steam cleaned so that they are as clean as could be. We don’t use extreme chemicals or any cover up agents.
Do you sell salvage or total loss vehicles? We only source and sell clean title vehicles. Minor fender benders/accidents don't automatically disqualify vehicles from our inventory and they are evaluated on a case by case basis. As mentioned earlier, we have numerous sets of eyes on each vehicle that are looking for damage, prior damage that’s been fixed, hidden damage, etc. Carfax is a great resource to get the full history of a vehicle as well and we provide one with every vehicle we sell.
Do you offer financing? We do not offer in-house financing. All of our sales are cash or check and that's it. If you're local to the KC and surrounding areas there are plenty of great credit unions and banks we can refer you to. We find that most of the used car "buy here - pay here" lots are just a scam that swindle you into a loan with absurd interest rates and hidden fees/costs. We work with banks every single day and are very familiar with what they need from us to ensure the process is very streamlined if you’re buying a vehicle from us via a loan.
Can I have my mechanic look at a vehicle? Absolutely. Any in town customer is welcome to take a vehicle to a mechanic of their choice to have it looked over. If at any point you want to do this, please let us know. We'll need to take a copy of your drivers license and insurance to let you take the vehicle and it has to be done within one day as we can't have vehicles out overnight.
What payment types do you accept? We accept cash, cashiers check, wire transfer, and money orders. We also accept credit cards but a 3% fee is assessed for processing credit cards. Certain forms of payment are required for out of state buyers depending on the state you reside in.
Do you negotiate prices? Sure don't. Our price is what it is. If we can't sell a vehicle at a fair price then it won't be in our inventory. If you find a better deal for the exact vehicle we're selling then you should buy it, it won't hurt our feelings. Our priority is you getting into a great used Toyota or Lexus at a fair price and we feel our pricing does just that.
Do you charge any fees? We have a $175.00 dealer documentary fee that is applied to the sale of every vehicle. There is also an additional $275.00 warranty charge if you would like to purchase a vehicle and have a four month mechanical coverage on the vehicle by a third party company, “Gold Standard.” Please inquire for details.
Do you offer any warranties? All of our vehicles are sold AS-IS. For an additional $275 you can have a four month mechanical coverage on the vehicle. Furthermore, we have third party warranties available to cover the vehicle for up to 6 years that include all your maintenance, servicing, etc. We work with “Gold Standard” and they provide amazing services to our customers. https://goldstandardautomotive.com/
Do you take trade-ins? Yes we do. If you have something that you want to trade-in to us we'll need the VIN#, mileage, trim package, and options on the vehicle to give you a rough idea of what it's worth to us on a trade-in.
Do you hold vehicles for interested buyers? We do hold vehicles for customers for a non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. 100% of this deposit goes towards the purchase price of the vehicle. Everything we sell is on a first come first serve basis, so if you want us to hold a vehicle for you, please inquire and one of our team members will be happy to work with you as this policy is strictly adhered to.
Do you service vehicles for customers? At this time we don't offer any repair/service work for customers, however, that is changing in the future.
Do you sell or outfit vehicles other than Toyota or Lexus? At this time we DO sell other makes of vehicle’s but we only wrench on Toyota / Lexus in our build shop. We do get trade-ins that are not Toyota / Lexus quite regularly, and if it's something that we are comfortable putting our name on then those will be for sale to the public.
Any last words? You are buying a used vehicle from a dealership. We compile the data collected from the service history, carfax history, and all the inspections completed to put our stamp of approval on it. Vehicles are very intricate and have thousands of different components. While we try our absolute best to know everything there is to know about the vehicle, we acknowledge that we are not perfect and we may miss some things. Regardless of who you are buying a vehicle from please be thorough looking the vehicle over before purchasing because unless provided in writing ALL SALES ARE FINAL on used vehicles regardless of circumstances.
Lastly; We can choose to refuse service to any individual at our discretion.
Updated 01/01/2017 01/03/2018 01/05/2019 - Copyright 2016 Adventure Motors